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Posts by Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing

Why Your NetFlow is Safe in the Cloud

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jul 24, 2017
Network Management

Among Kentik Detect’s unique features is the fact that it’s a high-performance network visibility solution that’s available as a SaaS. Naturally, data security in the cloud can be an initial concern for many customers, but most end up opting for SaaS deployment. In this post we look at some of the top factors to consider in making that decision, and why most customers conclude that there’s no risk to taking advantage of Kentik Detect as a SaaS.

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Big Data SaaS Saves Network Operations!

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jul 19, 2017
Network Management

What do summer blockbusters have to do with network operations? As utilization explodes and legacy tools stagnate, keeping a network secure and performant can feel like a struggle against evil forces. In this post we look at network operations as a hero’s journey, complete with the traditional three acts that shape most gripping tales. Can networks be rescued from the dangers and drudgery of archaic tools? Bring popcorn…

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Three Little NetFlow Databases in a Big Bad World

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jun 26, 2017
Network Management

Obsolete architectures for NetFlow analytics may seem merely quaint and old-fashioned, but the harm they can do to your network is no fairy tale. Without real-time, at-scale access to unsummarized traffic data, you can’t fully protect your network from hazards like attacks, performance issues, and excess transit costs. In this post we compare three database approaches to assess the impact of system architecture on network visibility.

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Telecoms Take On Network Analytics & Visibility

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jun 12, 2017
Network Management

Telecom and mobile operators are clear on both the need and the opportunity to apply big data for advanced operational analytics. But when it comes to being data driven, many telecoms are still a work in progress. In this post we look at the state of this transformation, and how cloud-aware big data solutions enable telecoms to escape the constraints of legacy appliance-based network analytics.

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Network Visibility for Higher Education IT

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Jun 6, 2017
Network Management

In higher education, embracing the cloud enhances your ability to achieve successful outcomes for students, researchers, and the organization as a whole. But just as in business, this digital transformation can succeed only if it’s anchored by modern network visibility. In this post we look at the network as more than mere plumbing, identifying how big data network intelligence helps realize high-priority educational goals.

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Consolidated Tools Improve Network Management

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | May 31, 2017
Network Management

Stuck with piles of siloed tools, today’s network teams struggle to piece together both the big picture and the actionable insights buried in inconsistent UIs and fragmented datasets. The result is subpar performance for both networks and network teams. In this post we look at the true cost of legacy tools, and how Kentik Detect frees you from this obsolete paradigm with a unified, scalable, real-time solution built on the power of big data.

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Network Traffic Intelligence for ISPs

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | May 23, 2017
Network Management

Large or small, all ISPs share the imperative to stay competitive and profitable. To do that in today’s environment, they need traffic visibility they can’t get from legacy network tools. Taking their lead from the world’s most-successful web-scale enterprises, ISPs have much to gain from big data network and business intelligence, so in this post we look at ISP use cases and how Kentik Detect’s SaaS model puts key capabilities within easy reach.

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Internet2 Global Summit: Open Source Network Tools & DDoS Detection

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | May 5, 2017
Technology

In my last post from the Internet2 Global Summit, I covered some of the less techie topics. In this post, I wanted to briefly cover a couple of interesting tidbits related to current open source network visualization and how Kentik can complement Internet2’s forthcoming DDoS scrubbing service offering. Open Source Projects for Network, Traffic and […]

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Top Reasons to Leave Legacy NPM Behind

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | May 1, 2017
Network Management

NPM appliances and difficult-to-scale enterprise software deployments were appropriate technology for their day. But 15 years later, we’re well into the era of the cloud, and legacy NPM approaches are far from the best available option. In this post we look at why it’s high time to sunset the horse-and-buggy NPM systems of yesteryear and instead take advantage of SaaS network traffic intelligence powered by big data.

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Internet2 Global Summit: The Future of R&E Networks & ITaaS

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Apr 28, 2017
Technology

I attended the Internet2’s Global Summit this week, an event that gathers a broad audience from Research and Education (R&E) networks from around the world, from engineers up to C-level attendees. The conference was jam-packed with excellent presentations, to which it’s impossible to do full justice. In this post, I’ll cover a couple of topics […]

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